Committed to the Cleansing Flame: The Development of Cremation in Nineteenth-Century England

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Overcrowded churchyards, shortage of land and rapidly increasing population how could the late Victorians dispose of their dead? Cremation was the only answer. But today, with over two-thirds of all deaths being followed by cremation, it is hard to appreciate the massive struggles faced by the Cremation Society after its foundation in 1874.

Committed to the Cleansing Flame: The Development of Cremation in Nineteenth-Century England 2005, Fleming H. Revell Company, Reading, MA

ISBN-13: 9781904965046

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